Yesterday, in Paris started spring Haute Couture season. This presentation of made-to-measure pieces was opened with show of couturier Josephus Thimister, guest member of Chambre syndicale de la haute couture who's absent from fashion scene for years (in 90s was artistic director at Balenciaga). Anti-war collection entitled "Bloodshed and Opulence", designer response and empathy with yet unhealed spirit of European people, broken with separation of Europe caused by World Wars, during and after era of communism, proved once again that "fashion is all about responsibility" is not just a theory.
This case, which is obvious critique on political leadership and ideologies is good example of emergency of criticism (not that are most ethical things happening in policy of fashion corporations these days). What really happens is that we, whether industry consumers or protagonists usually neglect ethical or moral behavior of those who are selling us clothes. So, it is an extraordinary thing, when ideas of garb creators that usually in capitalistic way spread around the world through copy-cat retailers, are our reminder, alarm. We certainly need more of awareness and wisdom in future expressions without fear of misunderstand. That's the reason I am sending first "superb" to Thimister. In his vision, though cigarette white pants are sprayed with fake blood , the cut of red satin blazer shows unmistakable tailoring abilities. White-red-olive composition is assembled by floor-length skirts, pants, cocktail dresses,capes, military jumpsuits, while military(rescue) blankets are used as layer over silver and gold ball gowns.
In the next three days of couture due to a names involved we hope to see sea of flamboyant, inspirational pieces and faits du art, .
Today, on the second day were presenting Alexis Mabille, Christopher Josse, Anne Valerie Hash, Christan Dior, Adeline André, Armani Privé shows
Tomorrow, on Tuesday 26 are showing Chanel, Stephane Rolland, Maurizio Galante, Atelier Gustavc Lins, Dominique Sirop, Givenchy
Wednesday, January 27 on schedule are On Aura Tout Vu, Franck Sorbier, Elie Saab, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lefranc.Ferrant, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Valentino shows.
Season ends on Thursday, 28 with Haute Joaillerie including Boucheron, Chanel Joaillerie, Chaumet, Mellerio Dits Meller and Van Cleef & Arpels.
photos via vogue.au